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The Search For Modern China

Author : Pei-kai Cheng
ISBN : 0393973727
Genre : History
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This collection of primary source documents--many translated into English for the first time and available only in this book--gather proclamations, treaties, laws, and other public acts with pieces reflecting everyday life, family, social networks, and culture.

The Search For Modern China

Author : Jonathan D. Spence
ISBN : 0393934519
Genre : History
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The leading textbook by the leading scholar. This text, the classic introduction to modern China for students and general readers, emerged from Spence's highly successful introductory course at Yale, in which he traced the beginnings of modern China to internal developments beginning in the early 17th century. Strong on social and political history, as well as Chinese culture and its intersections with politics, this paperback is a longstanding leader in the survey course on modern China.

The Search For Modern China

Author : Jonathan D. Spence
ISBN : 0393973514
Genre : History
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Look no further for a comprehensive narrative of Chinese history from the fall of the Ming dynasty to the present.

The Rise Of Modern China

Author : Immanuel Chung-yueh Hsü
ISBN : 0195125045
Genre : History
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This text covers Chinese history since the 17th century and analyzes the return of Hong Kong and Macao. The author also explores China's emergence as a regional and global superpower, Chinese-American rivalry and the unification with Taiwan.

The Chan S Great Continent

Author : Jonathan D. Spence
ISBN : 039331989X
Genre : History
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Explores the West's views of China over the course of seven centuries, from Marco Polo's depiction to that of Franz Kafka

Richard Neutra And The Search For Modern Architecture

Author : Thomas S. Hines
ISBN : 0520085892
Genre : Architecture
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"An important contribution to the understanding of 'modernist' culture in the United States and a perceptive analysis of the achievement of a major American architect, with a European background and an international reputation."--William Jordy, Brown University "This study, part biography and part architectural analysis, is a modern masterpiece of architectural history. The prose is lucid and sometimes elegant--very much like the work of Richard Neutra which it so brilliantly examines."--Peter Gay, Yale University "An important contribution to the understanding of 'modernist' culture in the United States and a perceptive analysis of the achievement of a major American architect, with a European background and an international reputation."--William Jordy, Brown University

The Age Of Openness

Author : Frank Dikotter
ISBN : 9789622099203
Genre : History
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The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this engagingly written book shows instead that the first half of the twentieth century witnessed a qualitatively unprecedented trend towards openness. Frank Dikötter argues that the years from 1900 to 1949 were characterised at all levels of society by engagement with the world, and that the pursuit of openness was particularly evident in four areas: in governance and the advance of the rule of law and of newly acquired liberties; in freedom of movement in and out of the country; in open minds thriving on ideas from the humanities and sciences; and in open markets and sustained growth in the economy. Freedom of association, freedom to travel, freedom of religion, freedom to trade and relative freedom of speech wrought profound changes in the texture of everyday life. While globalisation itself was a vector of cultural diversification, pre-existing constellations of ideas, practices and institutions did not simply vanish on contact with the rest of the world, but on the contrary expanded even further, just as much as local industries diversified thanks to their inclusion into a much larger global market. Arguably the country was at its most diverse in its entire history on the eve of World War II – in terms of politics, society, culture and the economy. Accessible to general readers, while providing an integration of ideas that will be valuable for specialists, this book presents a fresh way of approaching the history of modern China.

Chinese Roundabout

Author : Jonathan D. Spence
ISBN : 0393309940
Genre : History
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Jonathan Spence has the art, as he amply demonstrates once again in Chinese Roundabout, the collection of essays that the Chicago Tribune praised as 'surprising, entertaining, and inspired.'

Still Missing

Author : Susan Ware
ISBN : 0393312550
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Still Missing' is a fascinating biography of one of the most intriguing women of modern history. In it, Susan Ware recovers the parts of Earhart's life that have been obscured by the emphasis on her disappearance. Setting her in her place and times, Ware speaks of the woman who set aviation records, who endlessly promoted the ability of women to enter any and all professions, who served as a dynamic role model because of her charm and spirit. Ware's portrait of Earhart is of a woman we all need to rediscover.

The Intellectual In Modern Chinese History

Author : Timothy Cheek
ISBN : 9781107021419
Genre : History
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A vivid account of Chinese intellectuals across the twentieth century that provides a guide to making sense of China today.

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